F1 history articles on F1 Fanatic archive

50 years ago today: F1′s worst tragedy at Monza 10th September 2011, 0:39

On this day 50 years ago, a crash during the Italian Grand Prix claimed the lives of 16 people.

“He was on it from the word go” – Schumacher’s debut remembered 25th August 2011, 11:14

On this day in 1991, Michael Schumacher made his F1 debut behind the wheel of a Jordan 191.

Kevin explores Brooklands: the world’s first racing circuit 16th July 2011, 9:11

Guest writer Kevin Parrott visited the world’s first racing circuit.

Williams FW08B: The last six-wheeled F1 car 14th July 2011, 13:00

Williams considered a six-wheeled F1 car for 1983 before the technology was banned.

60 years ago today: Ferrari’s first F1 win

On 14 July 1951 Jos?? Froil??n Gonz??lez scored Ferrari’s first world championship race win.

McLaren MP4/1: Carbon fibre revolutionary 3rd July 2011, 14:30

McLaren’s 1981 MP4/1 was a rare step forward for both performance and safety.

Williams FW15C: F1′s high-tech pinnacle

The FW15C bristled with gadgets, most of which were banned after it dominated in 1993.

Martin Donnelly gets back in a Lotus 102 2nd July 2011, 14:05

Martin Donnelly got back behind the wheel of a Lotus 102, in which he suffered a dreadful crash in 1990.

Renault RS01: F1′s turbo pioneer

The turbo era started with one rather ugly and chronically unreliable car: the Renault RS01.

Ferguson P99: The only four-wheel-drive F1 winner

The only victory scored by a four-wheel-drive car in a Formula 1 race came 50 years ago.